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LAUREN KIRKHAM photography


It’s the age old question.  Why is this luxury investment worth it?  Do we NEED to have photos? Well the simple answer is no – they are not a necessity of life.. you’re right.  But do I NEED Photos in my life??? Yeah – I sure do.  They change my perspective, they allow me to […]

This season has me thinking about how the next generation is going to remember our moments, our traditions.  As I sat at the thanksgiving table with my husband’s family I thought to myself how incredible it was to create this table where 4 generations sit, a table that over the last 10 years has housed […]

These people right here… and especially this mama… shes amazing.  last year, when miss Amelia was turning one – her mama reached out to me to use a gift certificate she had received when Amelia was born.  Little did I know that I was about to meet one of the best people I know!  Amanda […]

I met Ella’s parents way back in August for their maternity session.  I love love love photographing an expecting couple – and then coming back for their in home newborn session!! This couple had some really amazing and meaningful locations for both sessions.  Their maternity session took place on Kate’s parents property – and we […]

lifestyle session Albany New York newborn photographer

just over 2 years ago i trekked out to western new york to photograph this dude’s big bro jack, and this fall i went back out there to introduce ben to my camera!!!  i’m especially thankful to this clan because i’ve know their dad for quite a while (he even spent a summer living at […]

you may remember seeing Carrie and Kevin’s maternity portraits a few weeks ago – on the most perfectly snowy afternoon…. and less than a month after we had their maternity session I was back photographing their new little love Brody!!! Every time I arrive at a newborn session I have to squeeze in a little […]


i love in home maternity sessions because of how comfortable they are.  i love photographing newborns because of the freshness and new beginning of a family they provide.  an in home maternity session allows the photographer to show the crazy anticipation of two people before they become a family of three… or more if siblings […]

as we embark on some pretty big life changes i’m again reminded of the importance of photographs.  we are going to be moving soon… leaving the house my husband and i first lived in together, where we were when we got married, had two children… lots of big memories were made there… i am so […]


whats all the fuss about a fresh 48 session?  who really wants to have photos taken literally hours after giving birth?? i’m here to tell you that you do. you may not believe me right now.. but you do.  in 20 years when you flip back on these images (heck in ONE year!!!) you are […]


we totally lucked out with this session… the weather predicted rain for the day – meaning its dark inside and crummy outside… lucky for us – it ended up overcast and fairly light! we started out inside (in the room bennett is usually NOT allowed to play in!! lucky little dude!), explored around the house […]

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